Gametime: 4:00 ET - - - TV: CBS
48 hours ago.. this was a game that was expected to decide if one or two teams shared the Big Ten regular season title. Now, with Purdue unexpectedly losing, Ohio State has already clinched the Big Ten regular season title.
Now, Purdue fans will shift their attention from rooting for Wisconsin to rooting for Ohio State. With a Wisconsin win today, they would clinch the two seed in the Big Ten Tournament, giving Purdue the three spot. Essentially, that is all this game is for now. Wisconsin would love the two seed, and they will have to earn it.
Wisconsin's Jordan Taylor exploded in his last game scoring 39 points. He looks to remain hot, as the Badgers have a huge task ahead of them on senior night at Ohio State.
Ohio State will say goodbye to some Buckeye greats tonight... Jon Diebler, Dallas Lauderdale and David Lighty, as well as Eddie Days.
Ohio State is favored by seven points and according to ESPN's simulation they have a 81.6% chance of getting the win tonight. The projected high scorer for Wisconsin is Jordan Taylor with 17. For Ohio State it's Jared Sullinger with 16.
I think a seven point spread seems about right. It is senior night in Columbus and I am almost certain Ohio State doesn't send three of their greatest players out with a loss.
Last time these two met, Wisconsin pulled a miracle.. rallying from 15 down to beat the top ranked Buckeyes.
The Buckeyes, as you can see, hold the advantage in the four keys to winning. If Ohio State wins this game, it will be interesting to see if the two teams meet up in the Big Ten Tournament on a neutral court.
My prediction is Ohio State by nine. I think Wisconsin runs out of gas at the end, as Ohio State reigns supreme on Senior Night. Sure, this is a short preview.. but I don't think there is entirely a bunch to preview. We know these teams from the last time they met up, we know what to expect. We know the big name players. Now, all that is left to do is go out and leave it all on the court.
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